Talib Kweli has for a long time been my favorite MC, certainly the one I’ve seen most often in concert. Few in any genre of music can match him for consistency and substance, and none have better balanced witty wordplay with words actually worth saying. Matching Kweli with DJ Z-Trip is inspired, since Z-Trip is one of the most inventive and playful of the mash-up artists to have appeared in the hip-hop underground over the past decade. Kweli brings a sophistication, sincerity, and sardonic humor to everything he does, and Z-Trip brings the wild sonic inspiration.
Their Attack The Block mixtape is a riff on my favorite movie of last year (and apparently Kweli’s als0), with contributions from all-stars like Black Thought, Styles P, and 9th Wonder (among others) and musical nods to Dead Prez, Public Enemy, Eric B., and REM (!!!!!!).
In my opinion this is pretty much the best thing to happen on computer speakers all year.
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Here are a couple samples to wet your whistle:
“Attack The Block” [Title Track]
“NY Shining” [my favorite track at the moment]
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